Company Snapshot : Infosys

  • Jul 21st, 2017

1.About the Company

Infosys is an Indian multinational company, headquartered in Bangalore. Infosys was established in 1981 by a group of seven people with an initial capital of only $167 in Pune, Maharashtra. In 2016-17, it has now become the 2nd largest Indian IT service company in terms of revenue. It provides information technology services and business consulting and has a global presence with offices and development centers all across the world. Infosys has also established the world's largest corporate university. The Infosys global education center is located on the 337 acres campus in Mysore, Karnataka.


  • 1981 - N R Narayana Murthy and six engineers established Infosys in Pune, India with an initial capital of only $167. The company received its first order from Data Basics Corporation of New York in the same year.
  • 1983 - Shifted headquarters from Pune to Bangalore.
  • 1987 - First international office opened in Boston, US.
  • 1993 - Infosys introduced Employee Stock Options (ESOP) program and also launched its initial public offer (IPO) in February 1993 with an offer price of ₹95/share with book value of Rs. 20/share.
  • 1995 - The First European office in the UK and Global Development Centers at Toronto and Mangalore were opened and also established e–Business practice.
  • 1998 - Practices of enterprise solutions (packaged applications) begun by the company.
  • 1999 - Revenue reached the $100 million mark and in the same year it was listed in NASDAQ.
  • 2000 - Company’s revenue touched the $200 million mark.
  • 2001 - Company touched the $400 million revenue mark and was rated as the Best Employer by Business World/Hewitt.
  • 2002 - Touched the $500 million revenue mark. Nandan M Nilekani became CEO from N R Narayana Murthy. Infosys collaborated with the Wharton School of Business, the University of Pennsylvania to set up The Wharton Infosys Business Transformation Awards (WIBTA). Launched "Progeon" in the same year.
  • 2004 – $1 billion revenue mark achieved .
  • 2006 – 25th year of establishment touching the $2 billion revenue mark. Founder, N R Narayana Murthy retired from the services of the company. The Same year it became part of NASDAQ-100, first Indian company to be a part of any of the major global indices.
  • 2007 - Crossed $3 billion revenue.
  • 2011 – The company bagged the second contract of Rs 700 crore. Financial services systems integrator contract from the Department of Posts (DoP).


  • Infosys had added 2.2 million sq. ft. of infrastructure space in the year 2016-17.
  • 44.5 million sq. ft. was the total available space as on March 31, 2017
  • The total number of marketing offices as on March 31, 2017 was 84, compared to 85 in the previous year.
  • The total number of clients increased from 1092 to 1162 in FY 2016


4.Founders & Co-founders:

  • Founder - N.R. Narayana Murthy
  • Co-founder - Nandan Nilekani
  • Co-founder - S. GopalKrishnan
  • Co-founder - S.D. Shibulal
  • Co-founder - K. Dinesh
  • Co-founder - N.S. Raghavan
  • Co-founder - Ashok Arora

5.Leadership team:

  • CEO- Dr. Vishal Sikka
  • COO- Mr. Pravin Rao
  • Chairman of Board - Mr. R Seshasayee

6.Infosys Shareholding Pattern(as of 31st March' 2017):


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7.Number of Employees:

  • Total strength as on 31st March' 2017 is 200,364 as compared to 194,044 at the end of the previous year.

Number of Employees

8.Infosys Products Categories:

  • Banking Suite
  • Big Data
  • Cloud
  • Customer Service
  • Distributive Trade
  • Micro - Commerce
  • Sourcing & Procurement

9.Infosys Services:

  • Infosys Nia: Infosys Nia, an Artificial Intelligence platform that collects and aggregates organizational data from people, processes and legacy systems into an artificial intelligence base and remove human effort to solve customer problems that requires creativity, passion, and imagination.
  • Infosys Information Platform(IIP): An open source analytics platform that enables enterprises to get faster insights on operations and take suitable measures.
  • EdgeVerve: EdgeVerve Systems developed innovative software products that offers Infosys on premise or as cloud-hosted business platforms.
  • Infosys Finacle: A finance based software service that powers banks of 84 countries covering around 547 million customers which is nearly 16.5% of the world’s adult banked population.
  • Panaya: A cloud based Enterprise Agile Delivery platform that includes test management, test automation and application lifecycle management solutions.
  • Skava: The Skava Commerce is an ecommerce platform with a modern, next generation micro-services architecture, serving as a drop-in replacement for any of the older legacy e-commerce platforms.

10.Revenue & Profit - Consolidated (as on 31st March 2017):

Revenue & Profit - Consolidated (as on 31st March 2017):




Market Cap


Net Profit













*(Figures in Rs.Crore)


As on March 31, 2017, Infosys has 17 direct subsidiaries, 26 step down subsidiaries and one associate. Some of the subsidiaries and step down subsidiaries are-

  • EdgeVerve Systems Limited: EdgeVerve Systems, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Infosys, develops innovative software products and offers them on-premise or as cloud-hosted business platforms.
  • Infosys BPO Limited: A business process outsourcing subsidiary of Infosys Ltd. that was set up in April 2002.

  • Infosys Consulting Holding AG: A global advisor to leading companies on strategizing, process engineering, and managing technology-enabled transformation programs.

  • Infosys Public Services Inc.: A U.S. based subsidiary of Infosys, involved in consulting, technology solutions, and next-generation services.

  • Infosys Tecnologia do Brasil Ltda: Infosys established the Brazil delivery center in Nova Lima/MG in Oct’ 2009  with  the growing services in Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo.

  • Infosys Technologies (China) Co. Limited: Infosys Technologies (China) Co. Limited, headquartered in Shanghai, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Infosys Limited. It was established in 2003.

  • Infosys Technologies (Shanghai) Co. Limited: Infosys Technologies (Shanghai) Co. Limited, registered in 2011, is a 100% subsidiary of Infosys Limited.

  • Infosys Technologies (Sweden) AB: It is based in Stockholm, with offices in Ostersund and Linkoping.

  • Infosys Technologies S. de R. L. de C. V.: The Mexican Delivery Center, established in August 2007. Located in Monterrey, it is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Infosys with local leadership and bilingual workforce.

  • Kallidus: Developer and provider of mobile commerce and digital marketing services to large retail clients, Kallidus Inc. founded in 2002. It is a California C Corporation doing business as Skava. 

  • Panaya: Panaya Inc. generally known as Panaya was founded in 2006. It is a Delaware Corporation in the United States and a leading provider of Automation Technology for large scale enterprise software management.

  • Noah Consulting, LLC: It is an advanced information management consulting services providing firm that help upstream oil and gas companies, including super majors, independents and oil field service companies plan to architect and deploy information solutions to unlock the value of their oil and gas assets.

13.Mergers and Acquisitions:




Apr 18, 2017



Oct 19, 2015

Noah consulting

$70M in Cash

Apr 27, 2015


$120M (terms undisclosed)

Apr 24, 2015

Kallidus Technologies

$120M (terms undisclosed)

Feb 16, 2015


$230M in Cash

Sep 10, 2012

Lodestone Holdings

$349M (terms undisclosed)

Nov 18, 2009

McCamish Systems LLC

$58M (terms undisclosed)

Dec 18, 2003

Infosys Technologies(Australia) Pty. Ltd.

$22.9M (terms undisclosed)


  • In 2017, Infosys was awarded “Golden Peacock Environment Management Award”
  • In 2017, Dr. Vishal Sikka- CEO of Infosys named as CNBC Asia's India Business Leader by  CNBC-TV18 India Business Leader Awards.
  • In 2016, Infosys was honored with  Asia's Best Company 2016 award.
  • In 2015, Infosys was honored with Best CFO, Best corporate governance and Most committed to paying good dividends categories at Asia's Best Companies 2015 awards for India, organized by FinanceAsia.
  • In 2014, Infosys was honored with several awards at the ‘Institutional Investor 2014 All-Asia Rankings’ in the category of  IT services and Software.
  • In 2014, Infosys was awarded as the Leader and Star Performer by Everest Group PEAK Matrix for life sciences IT outsourcing.
  • In 2013, Infosys bagged platinum at the Asset Excellence in Management and Corporate Awards.
  • In 2012, Infosys was awarded with “National Energy Conservation Award”  for energy conservation efforts at its campuses in Jaipur and Pune, India.


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